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Getting 7mpg?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Medgell, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Jul 22, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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    Medgell

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    Hey I got my first 4runner about a month ago. I get 7mpg I just figured out. It's a 2004 sport rwd. V6 4.7. any ideas why? I don't really want to get rid of it, but I can't afford 200$ a month on gas. I'm ok with in the teens. But single digits. No.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2017 at 11:23 AM
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    :canada:I can't believe that mpg. It certainly is not right. and you should take it to a good mechanic. Our '06 4R SR5 Trail gets 17-17.5 mpg regularly and on one trip across the coast range in Washington State we got over 20! Good luck with it. - Ted
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2017 at 11:27 AM
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    Yea, looks so. Thank you!
     
  4. Jul 23, 2017 at 5:05 PM
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    4.7 V8?

    That's not normal - but those aren't known for fuel economy. My old 4.7 Tundra was getting around 12-14 mpg.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2017 at 10:52 PM
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    larramo 3ed gen faithfully

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    something is dragging you down did you check your fuel filter to see if it might be leaking or brake sticking because something is definitely wrong. take it to toyota have you changed you air filter just thinking of any possibilities because that is not right. LARRY B
     
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  6. Jul 26, 2017 at 6:11 AM
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    Gotcha. Well I got it fixed yesterday. New spark plugs and air filter. Works well now!
     
  7. Jul 26, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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    4th gens are prone to having seized brake calipers. if it doesn't get much better, check the temperature of your wheels after driving for a little while. if you put your hand near your wheels and can feel more heat coming off of one than the others, you may have a stuck caliper.

    now might be a good time to do an motor/diffs/transfer case oil change, too.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2017 at 1:32 PM
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    I changed the spark plugs and air filter. Now it does have a bit of a squeel when I drive. And when I brake it's a bit shaky.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2017 at 1:34 PM
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    is it the motor that is squealing or the brakes? when did it start squealing? if it's shaking when you're braking (see avatar) then your rotors are probably warped and need to be replaced, or you could be having caliper issues.
     
  10. Jul 26, 2017 at 1:35 PM
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    Something in the wheels. But not when I brake. I noticed it a couple weeks ago. This thing is costing me so much money.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2017 at 1:39 PM
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    drive it around for 10-15 minutes on the freeway and when you get out, check if one wheel is giving off more heat than another. just put the back of your hand close to the wheel. lots of info in these threads...
     
  12. Jul 26, 2017 at 1:40 PM
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    Thank you very much! Will do!
     

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